Pillar One
    Strategic Definition

    Pillar Two
    BIM Definition

    Pillar Four
    Technology Skills Design

    Pillar Five
    Technology Skills Technical Design

    Pillar Nine

    Pillar Ten
    Asset Management

Introduction to Software and BIM Tools

Main tools for AECO industry – BIM Software

It is important to understand that Building Information Modelling or ‘BIM’ is not just about a particular programme or software supplier. BIM implies collaboration, interoperability, circular workflows, project co-ordination, Big Data, etc. BIM is the process, while Revit, for example, is the technology.

The three pillars 3, 4 & 5 contains some of the BIM tools available on the market today. All users should take the time to evaluate and assess which are best suited to their intended applications.

Design Software

The most popular drawing or design software tools for BIM modelling are:

  1. Autodesk Revit (Architecture/Structures/MEP) 31%
  2. Graphisoft ArchiCAD 19%
  3. Nemetschek Vectorworks 15%
  4. Autodesk AutoCAD LT 12%
  5. Autodesk AutoCAD 12%
  6. Other 5%
  7. Bentley Microstation 3%
  8. Trimble Sketchup 1%
  9. Bentley Building Suite 1%
  10. Nemetschek Allplan 1%

CAD Architecture Software

BIM Architecture Software:

BIM Software Planning & Management:

BIM Collaboration Solutions / or Document Management for BIM

BIM Calculation Software &/or Representation of Facilities:

BIM Energy Efficiency Software Studies:

BIM Software Facility Management:

BCF Visualizers & Reviewers:

Conflict Detector:

Modeling & Rendering Software: